Welcome to Elizabeth Olsen Source: your best source for all things related to Elizabeth Olsen. Elizabeth's breakthrough came in 2011 when she starred in critically-acclaimed movies Martha Marcy May Marlene and Silent House. She made her name in indie movies until her role in 2014 blockbuster Godzilla and then as Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff in Marvel's Avengersand Captain America movies. Elizabeth starred in and was an Executive Producer for Facebook Watch's "Sorry For Your Loss". She is currently starring in WandaVision, the first Marvel TV Series on Disney+. She will also be in Marvel's Dr. Strange sequel and hopefully we'll see another indie movie from her! Enjoy the many photos(including lots of exclusives!), articles, and videos on our site!
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Press/Video: See Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen Break Character in Funny Doctor Strange 2 Bloopers

 

PEOPLE: A new gag reel shared exclusively with PEOPLE shows stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olsen in silly blooper moments behind the scenes of the Marvel movie, which becomes available on digital June 22.

Olsen, 33, laughs in one moment as she tries to be serious in character as the Scarlett Witch. While hoisted up in the air with wires, what appears to be leaves and debris flies onto her face, causing her to break during multiple takes.

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Cumberbatch, 45, shows off his dance moves in several other instances, along with costars Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong and Xochitl Gomez, who also playfully danced on set.

“Nailed it!” says Cumberbatch at one point in the montage, fully dressed in his Doctor Strange costume.

Gomez joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe as America Chavez, a young teen with the rare ability to travel the multiverse, in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. She told PEOPLE one of her favorite parts about filming was working alongside stars Cumberbatch, Wong and Olsen, the latter of whom Gomez said she was “literally in awe” of on set.

She said her costars were super supportive during filming. “One of my first days, Benedict Wong knocked on my trailer door, gave me his phone number, and was just like, ‘I’m here for you if you ever want to talk. If you feel a little overwhelmed, I’m here for you,’ ” she recalled.

“That was really sweet because as a 14-year-old girl, I was just like, ‘Oh my God. This is a lot.’ It’s such a huge character and [it’s a] big responsibility,” she added. “It was really sweet to have that support.”

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be released on digital June 22, and on 4K, Blu-ray and DVD July 26.

June 17 2022
Press: Elizabeth Olsen addresses her Marvel future after “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”

Actor says she’d be up for another ‘WandaVision’-style series

INDEPENDENT: Elizabeth Olsen has addressed her future as Wanda Maximoff in the Marvel franchise.

The actor has played the character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) since 2015, and won legions of fans following her appearance in WandaVision in January 2021.

In a recent interview with The Independent, Olsen said that she filmed new sequel Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness before WandaVision had even begun showing on Disney Plus.

She said: “I didn’t know the plot of Doctor Strange 2 until we were almost done with WandaVision. The odd thing is no one saw it who worked on Doctor Strange; we filmed it back-to-back.”

Elsewhere in the interview, she reflected on her Marvel future, saying she would consider returning for another standalone TV series if asked.

“I don’t know how big the plans actually are but I’m down for anything as long as there’s a good idea attached to it. I wanna know what people want next desperately ‘cause I think there are very clever and creative fan ideas.”

Olsen said the important thing with Wanda is that she gets to “continue to create a new aspect and some sort of change or shift in her as we move forward so it doesn’t become this repeat of something”.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will be available to stream on Disney Plus from 22 June.

June 06 2022
Press/Gallery: Meet S/ Magazine’s Summer Cover Star

 

S Magazine: Authenticity, the unpretentious (even if conscious) ability to present an unvarnished image and likeness of oneself to the world, is one of the most appealing qualities of social media.

Especially for celebrities whose command over their public image has been greatly usurped by tabloid journalism and incessant paparazzi, social media may present an advantageous opportunity to win back a sense of ownership over their narratives while also expressing their individual truths. At the same time, however, these public displays of a more candid nature can become a perfect means of commodification, their naturalism a salable asset in a market that favours honest interactions.

Elizabeth Olsen, speaking over Zoom from Los Angeles, confirms that her short stint on Instagram was, by most measures, a business endeavour. “I’m not going to be coy about it: you try social media as an actor because there’s a financial gain—that’s why we are on these platforms,” she admits with tongue firmly planted in cheek. “I don’t feel comfortable selling things but thought I might as well give it a go. It didn’t make me feel great, even if it was something I believed in. I don’t think of myself as a salesperson or a personality, so it didn’t really suit me.” Where most Hollywood celebrities are steadfast in crafting an identity that juggles candor and commerce for the world to witness, it is refreshing to see an individual with such well-established cultural cachet recognize that this balancing act is more tedious than edifying.

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May 24 2022
Press: Elizabeth Olsen On Accepting Her Destiny As The Scarlet Witch

ZEDISTA: The Portal to the Multiverse is now open, and Marvel Studios’ Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is officially in theaters! 🌀

With the Multiverse unlocked, master of the mystic arts Doctor Strange journeys into the unknown with mystical allies both old and new. One of those allies is fellow Avenger, Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.

Coming off the heels of last year’s hit sensation, Marvel Studios’ WandaVision, actress Elizabeth Olsen can’t help but be in awe of the woman Wanda Maximoff is now. At a press conference for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness earlier this week, Olsen commented, “In the previous films before WandaVision, I took up a lane for storytelling that was more grounded in sincerity, love, loss, grief. And with WandaVision, I got to become anything and everything, and really, really grow [Wanda] into a woman.”

“And leading her to [accept] that she is this mythic woman,” continued Olsen. “That is her destiny. And I hope that in this film people see that continuation of her acceptance of who she is, the journey that she has taken to get to this moment. I feel like she has way more clarity now than ever in this film.”

When posed with the scenario of who would win in a battle between the two sorcerers, Doctor Strange or Scarlet Witch, Olsen cheekily responded, “Well… I think we all know who would win.”

Titular star Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Doctor Strange, chimed in, “She’s pretty all-powerful, let’s be honest,” before adding, “Oh, I’ve got an id. I have humility. I can accept that.”

Will it all come to a head in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? Head to the theaters and find out now!

In Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the MCU unlocks the Multiverse and pushes its boundaries further than ever before. Journey into the unknown with Doctor Strange, who, with the help of mystical allies both old and new, traverses the mind-bending and dangerous alternate realities of the Multiverse to confront a mysterious new adversary.

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Elizabeth Olsen, Benedict Wong, Xochitl Gomez, with Michael Stühlbarg, and Rachel McAdams. The film is directed by Sam Raimi, and Kevin Feige is the producer. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Eric Hauserman Carroll and Jamie Christopher serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Michael Waldron.

May 16 2022
Press: Here’s How Elizabeth Olsen Collaborated With Writer Michael Waldron To Come Up With Wanda’s Story In “Doctor Strange 2”

Elizabeth Olsen wrapped WandaVision only two days before jumping into Multiverse of Madness.

There are some MASSIVE spoilers ahead for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness!

BUZZFEED:Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is currently the latest Marvel project to take over the box office, as fans flock to see this Sam Raimi–directed movie. And while it is technically the second solo Doctor Strange movie, it’s hard to deny how important Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) is in the film.

I mean, let’s be honest, it really could’ve been called Doctor Strange and the Scarlet Witch in the Multiverse of Madness.

And while this MCU movie has so many storylines, Wanda Maximoff’s transformation into the Scarlet Witch is arguably the biggest and one of the most important, especially because the last Marvel project we all saw Wanda in was WandaVision.

In fact, Elizabeth Olsen notably wrapped WandaVision and then flew to London two days later to start filming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Meaning she played Wanda Maximoff nonstop for nearly two years.

So, in order to ensure that Wanda’s storylines in Multiverse of Madness made sense, writer Michael Waldron said he collaborated a lot with Elizabeth, who has “total ownership over Wanda and the Scarlet Witch.”

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May 16 2022
Press: Doctor Strange 2 Writer Responds to WandaVision Fans’ Backlash

THE DIRECT: Even though Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a box office hit, it’s already proven to be one of the MCU’s more contentious additions. Benedict Cumberbatch may have top billing, but Doctor Strange 2 is as much about Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff as it is about the former Sorcerer Supreme; and in light of her character’s journey in WandaVision, her role in the film has led to considerable backlash.

In Olsen’s first scene of the Doctor Strange sequel, she’s established as the villain with full intentions of killing America Chavez to absorb her power. Why? To be with her twin boys who exist in another universe.

For those who watched WandaVision on Disney+, the switch from grieving but accepting heroine to the fully-fledged Scarlet Witch, willing to kill others for alternate versions of her own children, just might be the film’s biggest shocker. And, for some corners of the Marvel fan base, a disservice.

Now that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has made its theatrical debut, the writer who penned Wanda’s “Strange” story is explaining why the film’s villain was Wanda all along.

Doctor Strange 2 Writer Reacts to Wanda Maximoff Complaints

In an interview with The Playlist, Doctor Strange 2 writer Michael Waldron responded to fan complaints about how Wanda’s character was handled in Multiverse of Madness, saying, “I guess I would say to the WandaVision fans, like, I get it:”

“I guess I would say to the WandaVision fans, like, I get it. Watching a character you love do bad things sucks. That elicits a strong feeling, which is what we’re trying to do in the movies. We never would have done it if it didn’t feel like the next step in her character journey.”

When fans last saw Wanda on Disney+, she had accepted the loss of Vision and her sitcom family and felt remorse for having hurt the people of Westview. She then retreated to a remote cabin where her astral form studied the Darkhold, all before hearing cries of help from her kids.

And, while it’s no secret to Marvel fans that the Darkhold is bad news, her turn to the role of a villain felt jarring so soon after embracing her personal losses and regretting her Westview mistakes.

But according to Michael Waldron, Wanda’s struggle with grief hadn’t quite reached its conclusion.

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May 15 2022
Press: X-Men’s Ian McKellen praises Marvel universe daughter Elizabeth Olsen

WE GOT YOU COVERED: Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness breaks the mold in many ways, but one of the most exciting is its inclusion of the first crossover between the MCU and the X-Men universe. Patrick Stewart’s Professor X features in an extended cameo in the movie, in which he comes up against Wanda Maximoff, aka Scarlet Witch. This is a meaningful meeting as Marvel fans will know that Wanda is the daughter of Charles Xavier’s frenemy, Magneto, in the comics.

So, now that the MCU is introducing the X-Men into the fray, does that mean Erik Lensherr could be retconned as Wanda’s biological father in some future project? Elizabeth Olsen sure hopes so as she recently admitted, in an interview with Geek Culture, that she’d love franchise veteran Ian McKellen to play her Marvel dad as she has the “biggest crush on him,” calling him “the sexiest man in the world.”

Brilliantly, McKellen saw Olsen’s comments and has now responded with his own praise for the Emmy-nominated actress, even dropping a hilarious double entendre. “If I had a daughter, I’d hope she’d be like Elizabeth,” the Lord of the Rings actor wrote on Facebook. “A treat to be her Daddy!”

All this has definitely got us wondering if McKellen could ever return as the Master of Magnetism in the MCU. Sure, we thought we’d seen the last of him in 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, but Logan was supposed to be Stewart’s final time as Xavier, too, and then Doctor Strange 2 came along. Given that the two performers are such big fans of each other, it would be cruel for Marvel not to unite McKellen and Olsen on screen.

In fact, after her turn to the dark side in Doctor Strange 2, discovering that her birth father is a supervillain terrorist would make for a fascinating latest twist in Scarlet Witch’s saga. Maybe it could happen in that Wanda solo movie Olsen’s asking for.

May 12 2022